Change your mind

change your life!

Excellence within

A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life

Counselling and Psychotherapy.

We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence then is not an act but a habit.

— Aristotle

My name is Sonja Beacham and I am a Uk Psychotherapist and Counsellor based in Nottingham providing individual online appointments via video calls or by telephone. Some in person face to face appointments may be available for clients who can access the Nottingham area, please ask .

We all experience times of difficulty in our lives, when events or relationships feel overwhelming, or we can feel a loss of direction or purpose. Talking to a trained professional helps us make sense of those challenging times and offers a way through them, moving towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings and enabling us to make the changes that we desire.

I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of problems.

I hold registration with UKCP, the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy reg number 00995162 and am a member of BACP, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy membership number 186118 I hold senior accredited membership NCS the National Counselling Society .membership number NCS 21-00439.

Don't be a prisoner of your past but the architect of your future

— Unknown.

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS

Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy appointments utilising: 

Solution focused strategies,

 Gestalt Psychotherapy,

CBT techniques,

EMDR, 

Energy Psychology techniques,

 EFT,

Life Coaching.

Who I work with

Individuals: I offer private counselling and therapy for you.

Organisations: I help organisations to support their employees who are going through a difficult time.

Private health insurance: I am a recognised therapist with many major private health insurance companies such as Bupa and Aviva. You can access therapy or counselling through your insurance policy if either you or your company has taken out cover for you.

Some of the areas I work with

I have worked with many people over the past 30 years who are struggling with many of life's challenges and I recognise that each person has unique and differing needs, so do contact me to let me have more information about the things you would like to make changes with.

A few of the more common difficulties I have supported people to find coping strategies to deal with are listed below. No problem is too obscure or embarrassing and is probably a lot more common than you think!

Anxiety and panic attacks

Coping with work issues, bullying

Fears and phobias

Confidence issues

Low self-esteem

Unwanted habits and behaviours

Sleep problems

Symptoms of Depression

Irrational thoughts

Self harming

Anger management

coping with change, (grief, divorce, retirement, illness etc.)

Relationship issues

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Problems with family or school-life Obsessions and Obsessive compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Motivation and Procrastination

Coping with persistent chronic pain

Living with acute and chronic long term health issues

Weight management and eating problems

Low motivation

Living with ME (myalgic encephalitis) fibromyalgia and long covid

Please do not hesitate to get in touch, I would love to hear from you.

Contact me on 07778 635 050

email at sonja@excellencewithin.com

or via the secure form on the booking page

Making a decision to see a therapist can be one of the best investments you make in you.

"Sonja’s wealth of experience and dynamic approach, means that she is uniquely placed to facilitate you to make the changes that may have eluded you. Her passion is infectious” 

Wilf Archer Coach

We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence then is not an act but a habit

— Aristotle

How you can benefit

I offer a confidential service where you can explore what is troubling you at a pace that is determined by you and one which can deepen your understanding of yourself and the way you relate to others.

Psychotherapy and Counselling offer a unique opportunity to feel understood, valued and accepted for who you are. This provides the space for you to enable you to gain a better understanding of what holds you back, and importantly, enables you to take action in choosing and creating more positive directions in your life going forwards.

Making the time for yourself to talk and reflect can be challenging , thought provoking and rewarding and can have a real impact. Having this space to look at your situation from a new perspective is invaluable in creating better relationships with others and internally with you how feel about yourself.

Sometimes clients feedback that they enjoy sessions and did not expect to. Even in the midst of difficulty, there can be a space for humour which can help lead to new perspectives.


I have a particular interest in helping people make changes and maintaining the motivation to follow through. Gaining balance in life, whether that relates the the balance between work and partner/family time or just a sense of balance internally is important to sustaining new ways of doing things.

I have considerable experience working with those facing health challenges and those adjusting to life with a chronic health condition or disability such as ME/CFS and supporting people to look at what is still possible and achievable.

Only put off until tomorrow,

what you are willing to die having left undone.

— Pablo Picasso

What my clients say

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